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  • Gerald One Feather, Oglala Sioux Leader and Education Advocate, Walks On
    August 27, 2014
    He was the youngest president, at age 32, in the history of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and he founded Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Gerald One Feather walked on Thursday, August 21 at a hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • Four Challenges Facing Native Students Today
    August 27, 2014
    American Indian college students heading back to school this fall face tough challenges. Some are common to all college students and some are unique to Native students. Many American Indian students begin their post-secondary education at a tribal or a community college, so this discussion focuses primarily on those institutions.
  • The 15 Least Expensive Colleges in the United States
    August 27, 2014
    The least expensive and final tribal college on the list is Dine College in serving Navajo Nation in Arizona. Dine is a large community college housing over 2,000 students serving 27,000 square miles of Navajo Nation.
  • College of Menominee Nation Examines Floods and Fires in Colorado
    August 25, 2014
    Cottonwood Institute was excited to collaborate with the College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) in a unique Fire and Flood Project exploring the foothills and gaining a deeper understanding of fire, water, and flood issues in Colorado. After an early morning pick-up at DIA, a group of 17 from Wisconsin, began their trip at The Alliance Center in Denver, CO, the hub for sustainability in Colorado. The Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC), as the group is known, heard from local sustainability experts to learn more about fire and water issues facing Colorado. With full bellies after a lunch from Smiling Moose Deli, the crew packed up and headed to Cal-wood Education Center just outside of Jamestown, CO, for the next 5 days and 4 nights.
  • College Fund Attribution made in New York Times
    August 25, 2014
    Emily Boyd-Valandra, 29, a wildlife biologist at the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, is emblematic of new tribal wildlife managers working around the Northern Plains. She went to college and studied ecology. (Nationwide, the rate of indigenous people in America attending college has doubled since 1970, according to the American Indian College Fund.)
  • One Feather Sr., Gerald Lloyd
    August 24, 2014
    OGLALA | Gerald Lloyd One Feather Sr. “Sunka Wakan Waste – Good Horse” and “Wiyaka Wanji – One Feather”, age 76, of Oglala, SD, entered the spirit world on August 21, 2014, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Gerald was born to Elva and Joe One Feather of the Oglala Junior Community on July 10, 1938, and grew up in a traditional Lakota family and tiospaye. He had a lifelong love of learning and reading, being outdoors, and traveling. He was proud to serve as an ambassador and leader of his Lakota People and loved his family and friends.
  • Reviving a lost art
    August 23, 2014
    For the first time in more than a century a buffalo hide tipi constructed by Northern Cheyenne tribal members will be erected. The tipi will then be dedicated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Vore Buffalo Jump three miles west of Beulah, Wyo.
  • Little Priest Tribal College launches athletic programs
    August 21, 2014
    SIOUX CITY | Little Priest College announced the launch of its Warrior athletic program at a media day event here Wednesday. LPTC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 11 and the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC).
  • Former Tribal College President Appointed to Cobell Panel
    August 15, 2014
    David M. Gipp has been appointed by the American Indian College Fund to serve as the Fund’s representative on the Cobell Board of Trustees. Gipp is the former president of United Tribes Technical College and currently serves as the college’s chancellor, focusing on outreach, partnerships and development.
  • Fall 2014 “Celebrating 25 Years” Resource Guide
    August 14, 2014
    In 1989, the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) collaborated with Paul Boyer to establish a journal that would allow tribal colleges and universities to share information with each other and with other organizations and institutions. Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education (TCJ) was the end product. Over the past 25 years, the publication has evolved from a spartan black-and-white newsletter, to a full-color magazine with a variety of departments and feature articles. Some aspects of TCJ have remained the same. Boyer launched the column, “On Campus” as a regular department of tribal college news items—and it has appeared in every issue of TCJ since. Other elements of the journal have changed; there have been myriad departments that have come and gone, and the layout and graphics have transformed tremendously.